Post by The Horned Grandmother on Apr 21, 2011 18:10:50 GMT -5
One time I saw the Shins. Halloween, 2003, free in-store performance at the dearly missed Music Millennium in NW Portland. This was about two weeks before Chutes Too Narrow came out; they were young and not quite yet successful and having lots and LOTS of fun. Got cockblocked at Squatch '06 and didn't get to see them, and haven't had another opportunity since. No show I see, if I ever do see them again, would be as good as the one I saw but if I had the dough it would be well spent flying to San Francisco to see them at Outside Lands.
Post by The Horned Grandmother on Apr 21, 2011 18:20:53 GMT -5
San Francisco is beautiful, Pea. Just one of the coolest, weirdest cities in the world. It is also filthy and terrifying, but for all its similarities to Seattle it's benign nature always shows through in a way that Seattle just can't muster. It's also a great music city, one of the best. I couldn't have lived in the proximity of a more exciting music scene than San Francisco growing up, I was really lucky in that regard. Not only does EVERY act pass through San Francisco, but they frequently kick out all possible jams for San Francisco crowds. There's a lot of the culture and history of rock music behind the walls and in the floorboards of San Francisco and artists always seem to really tap into that. Worth a trip for any reason at all, ever.
fuck it. i'm sold. it's cheaper than Lolla, it's a city i've never been to but have always wanted to visit, it was Alfred Hitchcock's favorite american city, the Shins will be playing, and i can stay at Weak Shit Superfan's house! sign me up. (see what i did there?)